Velagosht Extra Virgin Olive Oil - The red olive of Berat
Country / Region: Albania
Description: A new addition to The Olive Oil Emporium - this early harvest high phenol Velagosht is the first of its kind in North America. It is an extremely robust extra virgin olive oil with sweet floral notes, hints of unripe green almond and baking spice. The Velagosht, also known as ”The red olive of Berat”, is an Albanian indigenous olive variety first found in the village of Velagosht in the outskirts of Berat, a 2400-year-old UNESCO world heritage city well known for its olives. We’ve worked very hard alongside our partner farm, Malasi Olive Oil, who processed this oil to our exacting methods. On the palate it presents a lingering pepper finish and balanced bitterness. Great with grilled vegetables and meats, roasts, and full-flavoured dishes.
Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: This year’s harvest presents the palate with tropical fruit characteristics, a sweet berry and cream center and fiery Szechuan peppercorn finish with a lingering spicy mouth feel. A great olive oil that works well with savoury dishes that are well-seasoned, with roasted meats and vegetables, with grilled meats, and big protein-enriched salads.
Chemical Analysis at time of crush:
|Free Fatty Acids (FFA):
||597.6 mg caffeic acid/kg
|Harvest / Crush Date:
Non GMO Project Verified
Size: 200ml / 375ml / 750ml
Packaging: Elegantly presented in a dark glass bottle to help prevent exposure to harmful UV light.
NOTE: We bottle only upon receipt of your online order, or in front of you in-store.